The Mobile World Congress, held from 2nd – 5th of March at the Grand Via in sunny Barcelona, welcomed more than 85,000 visitors this year. The event will witness thousands of technology developers, smartphone manufacturers and vendors, content-based businesses and mobile operator executives checking out and of course showing off all the latest innovative movements in the mobile industry. So what did we gather at this year’s Mobile World Congress? Sony, LG, Lenovo and Asus all made appearances, showcasing lots of bright and shiny new mobile toys to get everyone in attendance excited about.
Lenovo showcased an entire new range of their Vibe series of phones, these include the Lenovo Vibe Max, Vibe P1, Vibe P1 Pro, Vibe S1 and the Vibe X3. They’re all set to run Android 5.0 Lollipop and the Lenovo Vibe Max, which will likely supersede the Vibe Z2 Pro, in particular, looks like it’ll be ideally juiced up for some rampant gaming action with the inclusion of its 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC. Gamers will now be able to enjoy their free bonus games on its new 6-inch Quad HD display which will give it a much-needed boost in definition and sharpness.
It was unfortunate that LG or Sony didn’t bring any of its main 2015 line-up to the MWC this year. Sony has had a number of headline-grabbing issues in recent months thanks to a hacking attack which highlighted one of its forthcoming flagship products the Xperia Z4; and the same goes for the LG G4.
The smartphone has already gone a long way in offering more freedom for gamers. No longer is a gamer confined to his or her chair in front of a screen playing endless hours of gaming action. Instead, gamers can now feel free to connect and play with their pocket-sized devices anywhere and at any time. So wearable mobile technology will be the new vogue.
So whilst the LG G4 may have been a no-show, the event did give the manufacturers a chance to promote its next generation smartwatch, the LG Watch Urbane. The Urbane will follow-up the LG G Watch R which was released back in the autumn of 2014 and its new touch interface with be compatible with smartphones that are currently running Android 4.3+.
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